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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM

House Finch, Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM, February 21, 2011
House Finch, Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM, February 21, 2011

Hollywood finches

The House Finch was originally a bird of the western United States and Mexico. In 1940 a small number of finches were turned loose on Long Island, New York, after failed attempts to sell them as cage birds (“Hollywood finches”).

Source: House Finch, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Night camp

Site 10 - Bosque Bird Watcher's RV Park, San Antonio NM

The Credential of the Dominant

The general veneration that greets the academy is a sign of its near-sacred station and of the importance of its role in, as Bourdieu would view it, the reproduction of the dominant class and its habitus. Although the rewards of academics are middling in terms of financial capital, the cultural capital they accrue cannot be surpassed. To have a college degree -- only about one-quarter of American adults do -- is to have the credential of the dominant; not to have a college degree is to remain forever among the dominated.

The Whipping Boy, Jib Fowles, Reason magazine, March 2001

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